Pals drought a health risk

Daily Mirror - - NEWS -

HAV­ING no friends could be as bad for your health as smok­ing, a study sug­gests.

Lone­li­ness was linked to lev­els of a stress-ac­ti­vated blood-clot­ting pro­tein that causes heart at­tacks.

The Har­vard Univer­sity team said lev­els in those with five pals are 20% higher than those with 25. Lon­ers’ lev­els were like smok­ers’.

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